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Former AT&T President Joins Fortress Solutions Board
Fri, 14th Jul 2023

Fortress Solutions, the leading global provider of crucial infrastructure management and support services, has welcomed seasoned telecom expert Scott Mair to its Board of Directors. The announcement signals Fortress's commitment to leveraging deep industry knowledge to foster its expansion plans.

John Shelnutt, CEO of Fortress Solutions, expressed his excitement about the new appointment. "We are excited to welcome Scott to the Fortress Board," says Shelnutt. "Scott's expansive experience and deep industry knowledge will be a critical asset for Fortress. His unparalleled understanding and insight into 5G mobile networks, networking operations, and telecom engineering will provide our teams with invaluable wisdom that will allow us to not only grow our current business but expand to meet our company goals."

Scott Mair recently retired from a distinguished 37-year career at telecom giant AT&T, where he made remarkable contributions, notably as the President of AT&T Networks Engineering and Operations. His accomplishments include launching the first standards-based mobile 5G network and the first secure communications platform used nationwide for U.S. Public Safety workers.

Mair, who is well-respected in the industry, anticipates contributing to Fortress Solutions' mission to stay at the cutting edge of the evolving telecom industry. "The telecom industry is in an age of flux as more and more companies embrace the inevitable digital era. Fortress is at the forefront of these changes," Mair said. "Their services not only allow companies to deploy new digital services faster, they also provide critical infrastructure support to ensure their legacy platforms remain ready and available at all times. I am excited to begin a new journey with their team as a member of their Board."

The addition of Mair to the board underlines Fortress Solutions' proactive approach towards navigating the digital transformation landscape while ensuring the reliability of legacy systems.